SpareFoot received gold medals in MarioKart, foosball, shuffle board, pop-a-shot, and flip cup. It received bronze medals in Ping Pong and Trivia. The company won by 11 points overall.
SpareFoot is a veteran of the startup games and has previously won the games three times since 2012. It won a $20,000 donation for Kure It, a charity that focuses on curing kidney cancer. Second prize went to Outbound Engine, who will donate $10,000 to the SAFE Alliance, and Modernize took third place to win a $6,500 donation for GirlStart.
“Startup Games offers a chance for homegrown Austin businesses to give back to the community in a way that is truly authentic to startup culture,” Startup Games Executive Director Sara Reeves said in a news release.
More than 1,200 people attended the event, which featured 16 teams. Each team received $1,500 to donate to the charity of their choice.
The teams competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in a variety of games including ping pong, foosball, beer pong, flip cup, trivia, MarioKart, Pop-A-Shot, darts, shuffleboard, giant Connect 4, and a mystery event.
Last year, uShip won the games. This year the games featured newcomers AffiniPay, Academic Works, Aceable, and ShippingEasy.
The competitors included:
Academic Works – Nonprofit: SafePlace
Aceable – Nonprofit: Breakthrough Austin
AffiniPay – Nonprofit: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Boundless – Nonprofit: Meals on Wheels
Capital Factory – Nonprofit: RideAustin
Headspring – Nonprofit: DO IT FOR THE LOVE FOUNDATION
LawnStarter – Nonprofit: The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Modernize – Nonprofit: GirlStart
OneSpot – Nonprofit: Without Regrets
OutboundEngine – Nonprofit: SAFE Alliance
OwnLocal – Nonprofit: Austin Bat Cave
ShippingEasy – Nonprofit: Caritas of Austin
SpareFoot – Nonprofit: Kure It
theCHIVE – Nonprofit: CHIVE Charities
Trendkite – Nonprofit: JDRF
uShip – Nonprofit: Communities in Schools